What you're missing...

...In the print edition of this week's Leader:

—The complete sheriff's blotter and booking logs (only selected items are posted online)

—Jim Reinebach writes about the life-changing effect of a good teacher in this week's Religion Column

—Obituaries for two Lucerne Valley residents

—Photos of the latest LVHS student and staff member of the month

—Our What's Happening and Community Calendar briefs keep you informed about local events and organizations

Brought together by classic cars


Howard Pettigrew brought his 1966 Ford Bronco to Burger Depot last month. It’s just one of 40 Fords he has on his property, all of them 40 years old or older. There’s no telling what he might decide to bring out this month.

A group of local classic car enthusiasts holds meetings at local restaurants around town on the fourth Thursday of each month.

The next meeting is scheduled for this Thursday (Sept. 27) at 5 p.m. at the newly opened Rube’s Country Kitchen on Highway 18 near the 76 gas station.

Bryant, Fuqua set for catfish showdown


Jean Fuqua and Jerry Bryant are competing for the benefit of local kids — but pride is also on the line.

“He thinks he’s gonna whoop me,” said Fuqua of her opponent in this weekend’s charity catfish fry. “We’ll see about that.”

The judging starts at 4 p.m. this Saturday at Bryant’s Lazy Lizard Ranch, located at 35535 Highway 18, about four miles east of the Highway 18/Crystal Creek intersection. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., Bryant said.

Adams named staff member of the month at LVES


Teacher Brian Adams is the latest staff member of the month at Lucerne Valley Elementary School.

Adams was given the honor by a vote of his peers just before last school year ended, and he is being recognized for the achievement in the first month of this school year.

Adams has been in the district for eight years, the last four of them at LVES. He had previously taught at the middle school, but he says he enjoys teaching younger children a bit more.

Local Western author to hold book signing at library


Local author Ron Lazenby will sign copies of his second book in Lucerne Valley this Saturday.

Lazenby, 73, started writing as a hobby just seven years ago. His first novella — entitled “Wild Horse Junction” — was published two years ago by Tate Publishing & Enterprises.

A 32-year resident of Lucerne Valley, Lazenby is drawn to the Western genre and returned to it again for his latest effort, a self-published collection called “Western Adventures.”

Sheriff's blotter and booking logs 9-26-12

NOTE: The following are selected items from The Leader's weekly sheriff's blotter and booking logs. The full blotter and booking logs appear only in the print edition of the newspaper. All information for these reports comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The most recent events are listed first. We publish the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County.


LVHS remembers Walker, 9/11 victims, fallen warriors


When the flag was raised, you could hear a pin drop. Hundreds of local teens stood quietly as Lucerne Valley Middle/High School honored fallen heroes last week.

Local firefighters and the Big Bear Color Guard attended the Sept. 11 event at the campus, which memorialized the victims of the infamous terrorist attacks and military members who have died overseas — including one from Lucerne Valley.

Mike still missing, authorities say


LUCERNE VALLEY • A local homeless man who went missing last month has not been found dead or alive, authorities said last week.

Michael Lynn Anderson, 55, had been in Lucerne Valley for at least two decades. He’s been missing since Aug. 10, a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s detective said.

A few people gathered on Sept. 7 at Pioneer Park for a meal in remembrance of “Mike,” a friendly man who was widely known around town before his disappearance.

LVHS teams pick up victories


The volleyball and football teams from Lucerne Valley High School earned their first victories of the season last week.

The Mustangs football team traveled to Ridgecrest and came away with a 50-44 overtime victory over Immanuel Christian.

LVHS found itself down 24-6 at the half.

“Everyone on the team knew we did not play our best game in the first half and we had to in the second half in order to get back in the game,” quarterback Daniel Stratton told The Leader in an email. “We came out in the second half on fire.”

SCE, county narrow focus of undergrounding project


Southern California Edison and San Bernardino County already have the money to put some of Lucerne Valley’s utility lines underground. What they don’t have is support from local land owners.

SCE and the county have decided to narrow their focus. Instead of trying to get easements from all of the commercial properties along Highway 18/Old Woman Springs Road, they’ll try to just get a portion of them.

The plan was announced at the most recent meeting of the Municipal Advisory Council on Aug. 28.


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